O R I G I N A L   S E R I E S

Curated by our senior leadership team, taking months of planning, writing a preparation, this is the home of These Football Times’ Original Series – the original and best – a collection of articles that delve into the world game.

BEHIND THE BADGE
The stories behind the crest.

 

BROTHERS-IN-ARMS
Brothers. Rivals. Icons

 

RETEUROSPECTIVE
The European Championship on this day in history

 

A-Z OF THE 2000s
Every letter. Every corresponding player we loved

 

BRITS ABROAD
Some found eternal love and legend. Others found everything but

 

NAMES OF THE NINETIES
Premier League Edition

 

PIONEERS
How 25 extraordinary heroes planted football’s earliest roots

 

VIRTUOSO
The greatest individual performances

 

DUOLOGY
The 40 most influential on-pitch partnerships

 

THE 50
50 nations; 50 legends

 

FOOTBALL ITALIA
How the 1990s made Serie A the world’s greatest

 

IMPROBABLE TRIUMPHS
The greatest upsets

 

A WORLD OF ULTRAS
The good, the bad and the ugly from around the world

 

A TALE OF ONE CITY
The derbies and rivalries that go beyond the game

 

THE FLEETING FRATERNITY
For a brief flicker in time, these stars promised the world …

 

MASTERMINDS
The greatest managerial innovators

 

DIEGO MARADONA: THE WORLD CUP DIARIES
The innocent devil; the archangel; the weeping angel; the fallen angel

 

HOT BOVRIL AND COLD TERRACES
Personal stories from a bygone era in English football

 

THE GALLERY
Football’s greatest artists open up about their journey and their methods